(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 19 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to Moderate winds coming from Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Thursday, July, 22, 2021

NPA member abandons 21 years of futile struggle 

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur – Another member of the communist terrorist group surrendered to the government's fold. He was identified as Edgar Dagpin y Dobrea alias 'Adel', a resident of Sitio San Agustin, Brgy. San Vicente, Prosperidad, this province and vice commander of Former Guerilla Front 8 (FGF8), Northeastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC), who voluntarily abandoned his 21 years of futile struggle on July 19, 2021, bringing three AK47 rifles and 11 pieces of steel magazines. 

Alias 'Adel', a former CTG leader laid down his arms when he noticed that his 21 years of armed struggle seemed going nowhere but continued to prevent progress and destroy the future of the youths. Physical exhaustion, weakened party leadership, and dwindling mass bases contributed to his decision to yield to the government and be with his son. He also realized that being a Communist NPA Terrorist only made his life more miserable.

“Sa akong mga kanhi na kauban nga nagpadayon nga naglihok sa armadong pakigbisog naglaum ako nga mobalik na kamo sa sabakan sa atong panggamhanan samtang dili pa ulahi ang tanan. Dili na ninyo paaboton nga adunay mahitabo kaninyo nga daotan samtang nagpadayon kamo sa pagsuporta sa walay hinungdan nga pakigbisog batok sa atong gobyerno, aron matabangan nato ang atong pamilya ug anak (To my comrades who are still in the movement, I hope that you could also realize that returning to the folds of the law is the best and right thing to do. It’s not too late. Do not wait that your family will suffer the consequences while you are fighting for the wrong cause against the government),” shared alias ‘Adel’.

BGen Allan Hambala, Brigade Commander of the 401st Infantry (Unite N’ Fight) Brigade expressed his admiration to the troops who helped alias 'Adel' to lay down his arms and join the mainstream society.

“I’m glad that Adel finally left the armed movement and realized that he was following a futile cause and chose to live a peaceful life with his son. We were able to give him another chance and hope to start a new life destroyed by the NPA. We are hoping that more NPA members will follow his footsteps, abandon an irrelevant ideology and be productive citizens of our country," said Hambala.

Alias 'Adel' will be enrolled in the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), the government's intervention program for former rebels. (1Lt RomalynvIsaga, CMO officer, 401st Brigade, PA/PIA-Agusan del Sur)